The origins of music

@article{Killin2018TheOO,
  title={The origins of music},
  author={Anton Killin},
  journal={Music \& Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={1}
}
  • A. Killin
  • Published 13 February 2018
  • Sociology
  • Music & Science
Music is a fascinating topic for evolutionary theory, natural philosophy, and narrative construction: music is a highly valued feature of all known living cultures, pervading many aspects of daily life, playing many roles. And music is ancient. The oldest known musical instruments appear in the archaeological record from 40,000 years ago (40 Kya) and from these we can infer even earlier musical artefacts/activities, as yet unrepresented in the archaeological record. I argue that, following… 

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